A Note from the Administrator’s Desk

As of this writing, we are in the midst of our fall stewardship campaign. Together with your third quarter giving statements, most of you will have received two mailings that included Pastor Bryon’s and Pastor Anne’s reflections on generosity and on giving as an act of worship. You were encouraged to look at God’s blessings in your life, to understand giving as a spiritual discipline, and to consider prayerfully your commitment in support of PRLC’s mission and ministry in 2018.

Thank you to all who offered up their General Fund Commitment cards in worship on Reformation Sunday, October 29. If you were unable to attend, please drop off or return your pledges as soon as possible. Having this information will help the church council in planning the operating budget for next year.

Here is a glimpse of our financial situation: We should be at $577,543 (General Operating Fund) in order to meet our annual budget of $770,000. Our tithes and offerings at the end of September (last full month available) are at $519,038, which is $58,505 short of where we need to be. Even though we have other income of $70,235 from rents etc., and lower expenses than budgeted, the net income to the church is -$51,399. Your prayerful consideration to increase your giving to the end of the year will be greatly appreciated.

Ways to Give

There are many ways you can offer your financial support to PRLC’s ministries. In addition to placing your check or cash in the offering plate, you could:

  • Sign up for electronic giving, also known as “Simply Giving” – over 90 PRLC households are currently contributing by having funds transferred from either their bank or credit card account. You can find the sign-up form for this program at the top of your pledge card, or at Grace Station on Sunday morning, or on our website (prlc.org), at the bottom of the page where it says “Online Giving”.
  • Donate stock to PRLC. (Please contact me to get specifics.)
  • Include PRLC in your will, possibly with a gift to the PRLC Endowment Fund.
  • Give by text – 360-328-7976. Enter the amount you wish to donate. Make sure to use the dollar sign before the amount. You will receive a registration link. Click on the link, enter your contact and payment information. After registration is complete, you will receive a verification by text as well as a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and your offering will process automatically. (This program is administered by the same banking institution as Simply Giving).

Whatever method you choose, be assured that your contributions are much appreciated. Your support enables PRLC to be the vibrant community of faith that it is, with ministries that feed body and soul and strive to share the Gospel with God’s hungry world. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Call 206-783-2350, or email administrator@prlc.org.

Kirsten Olshausen
Parish Administrator